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The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability

Edited by: C. Michael Hall , Stefan Gössling , Daniel Scott

Print publication date:  February  2015
Online publication date:  February  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415662482
eBook ISBN: 9780203072332
Adobe ISBN: 9781135099145

10.4324/9780203072332
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Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability from C. Michael Hall, Stefan Gössling, Daniel Scott
is one of the winners of the ITB BookAwards 2016 in the category Specialist tourism literature!

Sustainability remains one of the major issues in tourism today. Concerns over climate and environmental change, the fallout from the global economic and financial crisis, and the seeming failure to meeting UN Millennium development goals have only reinforced the need for more sustainable approaches to tourism, however they be defined. Given the centrality of sustainability in tourism curricula, policies, research and practice it is therefore appropriate to prepare a state of the art handbook on the relationship between tourism and sustainability.

This timely Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability is developed from specifically commissioned original contributions from recognised authors in the field, providing a systematic guide to the current state of knowledge on this area. It is interdisciplinary in coverage and international in scope through its authorship and content. The volume commences with an assessment of tourism’s global environmental, e.g. climate, emissions, energy use, biodiversity, water use, land use, and socio-economic effects, e.g. economic impacts, employment and livelihoods, culture. This then provides the context for sections outlining the main theoretical frameworks and constructs that inform tourism and sustainability, management tools and approaches, and the approaches used in different tourism and travel industry sectors. The book concludes by examining emerging and future concerns in tourism and sustainability such as peak-oil, post-carbon tourism, green economy and transition tourism.

This is essential reading for students, researches and academics interested in the possibilities of sustainable forms of tourism and tourism’s contribution to sustainable development. Its assessment of tourism’s global impact along with its overviews of sectoral and management approaches will provide a benchmark by which the sustainability of tourism will be measured for years to come.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Tourism and sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The evolution of sustainable development and sustainable tourism Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The global effects and impacts of tourism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Tourism and the precautionary principle in theory and practice Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Sustainable yield Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Tourism and common pool resources Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Tourism and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Ethics in tourism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Pro-poor tourism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Environmentally sustainable tourists? Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Environmental justice and tourism Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Consumptive and non-consumptive tourism practices Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Tourism and cultural change Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Environmental indicators and benchmarking for sustainable tourism development Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Certification and labeling Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Life cycle assessment Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Carbon management Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Sustainable tourism legislation and regulation Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Promoting voluntary behavio ur change for sustainable tourism Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Managing visitors to the natural environment Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Tourism and corporate social responsibility Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Wildlife tourism Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Stories of people and places Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Tourism in the future(s) Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Local-scale environmental impacts and management of tourism Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Foodservice in tourism and sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Environmental management and online environmental performance assessment tools in the hotel industry Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Built attractions and sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Destination tourism Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Natural heritage, parks and protected areas Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Changing audience behaviour Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Small firms and sustainable tourism policy Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Sustainable mobility Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The role of aviation in sustainable development of tourism Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The environmental challenges of cruise tourism Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Public transport Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Sustainable space tourism Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Peak Oil and tourism Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Low-carbon and post-carbon travel and destinations Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Slow travel Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Tourism and sustainability Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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